When Daniel met Isla – a clever and engaging short film ‘One Another’
Film / Romance / Writing

When Daniel met Isla – a clever and engaging short film ‘One Another’

A boring and bored man, unhappily married and hating his job, unexpectedly encounters a beautiful woman. He’s captivated, and she leads him on an exciting adventure. It’s a familiar male fantasy, which has formed the basis for some memorable films – Edward G Robinson and Joan Bennett in Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street (1945) and Gene … Continue reading

How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star
Film / Horror / Science fiction / Television / Theatre

How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star

It’s hard to imagine actress Kate Marie Davies ever being shy or being bullied. On screen she exudes a hard-edged confidence as Nicole in the superb Bristol-set scifi web series, Horizon, and doesn’t appear the type to be messed with in the forthcoming Escape From Cannibal Farm [as I write this in November 2016, I’ve … Continue reading

Rising star Antonia Tootill talks stage, screen – and robots in tin foil
Comedy / Film / Horror / Science fiction / Theatre

Rising star Antonia Tootill talks stage, screen – and robots in tin foil

A young actress from the Channel Islands, now based in London, with British, Canadian, and Portuguese heritage, Antonia Tootill‘s experience is as varied as her background. Although still very early in her career, she has already completed an extensive spread of acting work on stage, in independent film, and in commercials. Continue reading

Crime / Drama / Horror / Serials / Television / Victoriana / Writing

Farewell to the Rozzers of Ripper Street and their daily dealings with dippers and dollymops

Ripper Street, BBC’s intelligent crime drama set in late 19th century Whitechapel, has been cancelled after two series. We asked the lead character, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, for his thoughts. I have been surprised and gratified to learn that reports of our work in H Division have spread beyond London to the Provinces, and – … Continue reading